Class Name        : nei'rrh-class Frigate (Approximate Translation:
Classification    : Warship
Typical Roles     : Escort, Planetary Defense, Patrol
SFE Designation   : FF (Frigate)
Introduced        : 2371
Model Number      : V3
Number in service : 185 (Intelligence Estimate)

Known Registries  : RSE nei'rrh, RSE V'lant

Length            : 200 m
Span              : 125 m
Draft             :  45 m
Displacement      : 130,000 mt

Total Standard    :  140
Officers          :   20
Crew              :  125
Troops            :    0 (100 Maximum - Very Cramped)

Warp Propulsion System
Drive Type        : kal'th-Class (Improved) Grade 3 
     Number       : 2
Main Reactor      : nei'rrh-Class Quantum Singularity, Grade 6

Impulse System
Drive Type        : Multiple-Vent Vector Impulse Drive, Grade 2
     Number       : 1
Secondary Reactor : Ban'tak-Class Generic Reactor, Grade 4

     Standard Cruise Speed    : 7.0
     Maximum Cruise Speed     : 9.2
     Sustainable for 12 hours : 9.4
     Maximum Emergency Speed  : 9.7
     Core Failure Imminent    : 9.90
     Standard Cruise Speed (Cloaked)  : 5.0
     Maximum Cruise Speed  (Cloaked)  : 8.0


     Phasers, Omnidirectional Crystal Type XrL-4, Class 9.
          Number : 3 banks.
          Range  : 280,000 km
          Arcs   : 2 forward nose mounted,  1 Aft arrays

     Photon Torpedo Launchers - Mark XLI-m
          Number : 3 tubes, 100 torpedoes.
          Range  : Falcon-Class Photon-Type  : 3,900,000 km
                   Hawk-Class Flux-Type      : 3,200,000 km
          Arcs   : 2 forward, 1 aft

Deflector System : Turtle-Class Prismatic Multiphasic type, Grade 8

Cloaking Device  : Mist-Class Plasma Matrix Strategic type


     6-person, small cargo           : 3
     25-person, Troop movement       : 1
     Cargo, recovery                 : 1

Cargo Bays
     1, ventral access.

Embarked Craft
     Travelpod, 4 man                   : 2
     20 man Troop Carrier               : 1
     Cargo Shuttle                      : 1


The Kestral-class Frigates are small and very maneuverable, which made
them very effective in the many skirmishes with the Borg in recent
years.  The ships of this class show great variability in their weapons
and defensive systems.  Many older ships of the class vary substantially
from the standard configuration.  There were reports of Kestrel class
ships being outfitted with a single plasma torpedo launcher.  There have
even been unsubstantiated reports of Kestrel class ships being
automated, packed with highly unstable protomatter and being used as
large, high speed torpedoes against Borg cubes.

The Mist-class cloaking device used in the Kestral-class is a fairly old
design and is prone to detectable tachyon leakage at velocities above
warp 4.0.  These emissions seem to vary greatly from ship-to-ship, and
Starfleet engineers have speculated that it is caused by resonances
between the cloaking field emitters.

KESTRAL-class frigates will often be used in pairs as sensor pickets, or
will be found escorting convoys and larger ships.  Intelligence sources
have reported that the Romulan shipyards at Corvat appear to be
producing a new class of small ship that may be a more modern
replacement for the Kestral-class.

Alton J. Reich
CAPT Jacob Miller
SFENG, COMBATA - Engineering Liason